I'm not sure that it's that they're parasites, it's that like so many other people in the world, they don't want to *think*.
Like a turkey drawn with a child's hand or a collection of snow globes collected from a life well-lived, these sites were hand-made, done by real people, with no agenda or business plan or knowledge, exactly, of how everything under the webservers worked.
Now, the key part here is "no knowledge . . . of how everything under the webservers worked." They presume that it's someone else's problem when the content is gone, but they:
- Didn't back it up,
- Didn't know how to back it up,
- Didn't care to know how to back it up,
- Likely told themselves that despite paying nothing, they didn't need to think about it enough to know how to back it up, and that XYZ Corp. was responsible for that.
They expected to receive value despite giving nothing, and then not to have to think at all about what could go wrong if that value were taken away, but instead, that they were entitled to it. ...and we wonder why we have problems.